Prattle – October 2018

In this issue: Last chance to book for the highly acclaimed Milnerton Players production – ‘Dangerous Obsession; next up isBonny White’s ‘The songs that got away’ ; ‘The Christmas Spirit’ our holiday production.. and more of what’s hot and happening on the community theatre scene.

October Playhouse Prattle

ONLY THREE MORE CHANCES TO SEE THIS HIGHLY  ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION 

FRIDAY 12 & SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER @ 20H00 + MATINEE SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER @ 14H30 

This is a thriller that will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat until it’s final conclusion.
 
“Schäfer, together with Fourie and Speechly, make a tight-knitted threesome. Guided by director, Werner Steffen, they produced a thrilling evening of this psychological thriller”.
Sheila Chisholm – Weekend Special 
 
“The set of the conservatory was superb. The audience was fully entertained as revelation followed revelation”.
Ruth Allsopp – FMR
     BOOK NOW AND DON’T MISS IT

A further reminder about Bonny White’s musical evening, THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY, on Saturday 27 October at 20h00. 

With a plethora of talent, accompanied by keyboard maestro, Reon Jacobs, Bonny’s shows are always popular so book now to ensure your seats for this unique musical treat.

Tickets are R60 with no concessions

Rehearsals for THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT are now under way in the Playhouse foyer. They will get into full swing on the stage once the final curtain comes down and the set for Dangerous Obsession is struck.
Two gala evenings have already been reserved and bookings open on 22 October. 
Public performances:
23, 24, 30 November, 1, 7, 8 December @ 20h00
Matinees: 24, November, 1, 8 December @ 14h30

Does anyone have a wire fire guard and a set of fire  irons we could borrow for the set? Please give me a call 079 877 2466 or e-mail macdram@afrihost.co.za if you have either of these items.

NEXT SOCIAL EVENING Friday 2 November @ 20h00
Colleen Lorusso is a very busy lady at present. As well as stage managing Dangerous Obsession, she is also rehearsing plays for the social evening in between performances.
This will be Colleen’s second time directing for a social evening and this time she’s presenting a double bill of one act plays for us.

The play for the first half of the evening is THE OPEN DOOR, a two-hander featuring two newcomers; Derek Jonker who auditioned, but wasn’t cast, in Dangerous Obsession and Hannah Crafford who joined the society when she came to see the play on the first weekend.

We’ll see some familiar faces in the second play, a comedy entitled H.R. The cast includes James King, Lauren Haupt, Anton Schäfer (rehearsing in between appearing in Dangerous Obsession), and Petra Baker.

The plays will be performed on the foyer stage as set construction will then be in progress for The Christmas Spirit on the main stage. Now that the weather is warming up, and with some great entertainment on offer, we hope to have a good turnout for this evening.


MEMBERS MURMURS
 We are delighted to welcome four new members this month. Andrea Fourie (currently appearing in Dangerous Obsession), Nakita Allen and Gary Green (both members of the cast of The ChristmasSpirit) and Hannah Crafford (who’ll appear on stage for the first time in our forthcoming social evening)

I’m afraid there’s some more sad news about one of our former members, who I’m sure some of you will remember. I had a phone call from one of the musicians, who played for a few of our shows, to tell me that Maureen Anstey had passed away. He had no details of when or how she died. Maureen appeared in several productions for Milnerton over the years and she also took part in at least one G & S musical at Artscape. Our sympathies go to her husband, Maon, and their family.


COMMITTEE CHIT CHAT My humble apologies for giving our new treasurer the wrong Christian name in the last Prattle. He is Barry Strick, not Brian. However, with our Chairman also being Barry, it would be less confusing at committee meetings if he was Brian.


OTHER SOCIETIES NEWS

Masque Theatre
12 to 20 October
Claremont Dramatic Society presents
William Shakespeare’s
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

Bookings: Computicket or Phone: 021 788 1898

Constantiaberg Players
AUDITION
Masque Theatre – 21 October @ 14h00
RUN FOR YOUR WIFE
By Ray Cooney
Direction by Barbara BaselFor more info contact: barbara.basel@gmail.com

 That’s my lot for this month.
 If you haven’t yet seen DANGEROUS OBSESSION, do book before it’s too late or you’ll miss out on a really excellent piece of theatre. Lovers of musical theatre should also book very soon for THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY as seats for this show are fast getting away. 
Yours in theatre

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